CompactPCI® Interface Card enables wireless communication.

Press Release Summary:

Single-slot, 3U Model F210 is equipped with 12-channel parallel GPS receiver and GSM device for communications in low-signal strength applications. Supporting GSM 850, EGSM 900, GSM 1800, and GSM 1900 frequency bands, as well as NMEA 0183 protocol, interface card is suited for transmitting, tracking, and acquiring data in mobile communications. Four HP, 32-bit/33 MHz unit incorporates 2 SA-AdapterT slots for serial interface with RS232, RS422, or RS485 line drivers.

Original Press Release:

New 3U, Single-Slot CompactPCI® Interface Card Provides Reliable Communications in Wireless Applications

AMBLER, Pa. - March 2007 - MEN Micro, Inc., a world-renown provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has released a 3U, single-slot CompactPCI® interface card equipped with a highly sensitive, 12-channel parallel GPS receiver and a GSM device for exceptional communications in very low-signal strength applications. The GPS and GSM devices are optically isolated from other functions for increased reliability.

The new F210 GPS/GSM/UART interface card supports the GSM 850, EGSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 frequency bands, as well as the NMEA 0183 protocol. This makes the board ideal for a variety of wireless communication applications, such as transmitting, tracking and acquiring data in mobile communications and in the railway industry. The new board also features an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) and a conformal coating for use in harsh environments.

The four HP, 32-bit/33 MHz F210 incorporates two SA-AdapterT slots for serial interfaces with RS232, RS422, or RS485 line drivers, either with or without optical isolation.

It can accommodate three additional SA-Adapters for user-defined functions, such as more serial interfaces or for fieldbus interfaces including CAN bus and IBIS that can be implemented as IP cores in an on-board FPGA.

Reverse SMA connectors provide the physical interface to the external GPS and GSM antennae.

Pricing for the F210 is $1,719. It will be available in June 2007, and delivery will be two weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc., 24 North Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002; Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail:

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc., 24 North Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002; E-mail:

About MEN Micro, Inc.
Since 1982, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom board-level solutions that are used throughout industrial embedded applications and harsh environments.

The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions that employ the highest technology and innovations. In addition, MEN Micro offers exceptional custom development and environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. The company's standard product range contains more than 100 different computer boards and systems with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software based on different PowerPC and Pentium platforms.

The company has more than 170 employees and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.


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